Silvicultural system is defined as (Prakash and Khanna 1979) method of silvicultural procedures workout in accordance with accepted sets and silvicultural principles by which crops constituting forests are tende, harvested and replaced by new crops of distinctive forms or a planned Silvicultural treatment which is applied to a forest crop, through-out its life, so that it assumes a distinctive form.
As silvicultural systems deals with the removal of a forest crop, its replacement by a new crop and distinctive form and it’s tending, it has following essential characteristics
1) The pattern of felling to be adopted in harvesting a mature crop to be regenerated.
2) The method of regeneration to be adopted.
3) The tending of new crops.
Silvicultural System is special tool or technique for achieving the objects of Forest Management